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  • newDefense Minister: Military Institutions Not Responsible for State Deficit
    Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab said the Lebanese army is not responsible for the budget deficit but “successive economic policies and waste of public funds are.”
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 11:55am -
  • newSalameh: Lebanon Isn’t on Verge of Bankruptcy
    Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh assured on Tuesday that Lebanon is not on the verge of bankruptcy, as the government prepares to impose austerity measures to combat the bulging fiscal deficit, LBCI TV station reported.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 9:26am -
  • newHariri Slams ‘Fabricated’ Claims Published in Hizbullah Daily
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s media office slammed “fabricated” reports published in Hizbullah's al-Akhbar daily on Tuesday alleging the PM has suggested hikes in taxes and fuel prices as part of austerity measures planned by the government.…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 8:10am -
  • newSaudi Royal Advisor Affirms ‘Strong' Lebanon Ties
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri received Monday evening at the Center House Advisor to the Saudi Royal Court Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Rabeeah, who emphasized Saudi Arabia’s “strong ties with Lebanon,” Hariri’s media office said.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:36am -
  • newNasrallah Says No New Israeli War on Lebanon
    Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denied remarks attributed to him and published in Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper that Israel plans to wage war against Lebanon in the summer, and announced that his party is willing to assist in resolving the…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Apr 19, 9:27pm -
  • newU.S. Puts Up $10 mn Reward for Hizbullah Information
    The United States on Monday offered a $10 million reward for information that would disrupt the finances of Lebanon's Shiite militant movement Hizbullah.
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Apr 19, 9:03pm -
  • Lebanon Religious Leaders Denounce Sri Lanka Bombings
    Religious leaders in Lebanon denounced the bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka leaving at least 290 people dead, the National News Agency said on Monday. “Islam prohibits abuse of human life, what happened…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 12:06pm -
  • Report: U.S. Says Israel 'Won't Spark' Lebanon War, But 'Defensives Ready'
    After reported claims that Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned of an Israeli war on Lebanon in the summer, fearing he could be killed, US sources said “Israel will not be the one to fire the first bullet but is ready to figh…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 8:21am -
  • Report: Lebanon Won’t Attend April Astana Talks
    The Lebanese Foreign Ministry reportedly revealed that Lebanon “will not participate in the next fresh round of Astana talks that will take place in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan on April 25-26,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat newspaper…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 6:41am -
  • Aoun: Crisis is Difficult but Lebanon Will Overcome It
    President Michel Aoun assured the Lebanese on Easter Sunday that Lebanon will gradually overcome the “difficult (economic) crisis” it is passing through.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 19, 10:05am -

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  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

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  • New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn
    Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn with additional charges of breach of trust, with his alleged misconduct expanding further outside Japan.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 9:57am -
  • Sudan pound jumps on black market on hope of dollar influx
    The Sudanese pound surged on the black market Sunday on expectations that the ouster of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir would trigger fresh dollar inflows and ease a foreign currency shortage.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 19, 2:49pm -
  • Carlos Ghosn to be indicted on additional charge as early as Monday
    Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday when his current detention period expires, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 12:01pm -
  • Turkish bank data sends lira falling
    The Turkish lira weakened after the central bank struggled to explain moves in foreign-currency reserves, fueling concern about the state of the nation’s finances amid the looming prospect of more political upheaval.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 12:04am -
  • Lebanon prepares $2.5-3B Eurobond issuance: minister
    Lebanon is preparing to issue $2.5-3B in Eurobonds on May 20, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil told Reuters Thursday.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 4:38pm -
  • Lebanon prepares to issue $2.5-3B in Eurobonds on May 20: finance minister
    Lebanon prepares to issue $2.5-3B in Eurobonds on May 20: finance minister
    - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 3:48pm -
  • Reforms painful but necessary: ministers
    Lebanese ministers reasserted Wednesday the government’s strong commitment to carry out reforms that will be painful but imperative.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 12:05am -
  • Reforms painful but necessary: ministers
    Lebanese ministers reasserted Wednesday the government’s strong commitment to carry out reforms that will be painful but imperative.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 12:05am -
  • US lifts ban on US lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba on May 2
    The United States on May 2 will lift a ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms doing business in Cuba, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 4:43pm -
  • France to try Assad's uncle on graft charges
    The uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a big property empire in the country using funds from Syrian state coffers, legal sources said Wednesday.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 4:38pm -
  • Turkey looking at new trade mechanisms with Iran to avoid US sanctions
    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like the INSTEX system set up by European countries to avoid U.S. sanctions reimposed last year on exports of Iranian oil.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 1:54pm -
  • EU issues $20B list of US imports for tariffs in Boeing case
    The European Commission published Wednesday a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. imports it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 1:35pm -
  • Sudan's military council orders seizure of 'suspect' funds
    Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and to seize "suspect" funds, state news agency SUNA reported Wednesday.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 1:23pm -
  • France's Pinault family: will not seek tax breaks on Notre-Dame donation
    The family of French billionaire businessman Francois-Henri Pinault said it would not be seeking any tax breaks regarding its 100 million euros ($113 million) donation for repair work to the city's damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 12:35pm -
  • Consumer confidence fails to pick up despite govt formation
    Consumer confidence remained below expectations in the first quarter of 2019 despite the formation of the Cabinet and the pledge to implement reforms, according to the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index issued Tuesday.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 12:03am -
  • JPMorgan sees rise in downside risk
    A leading international investment bank has seen significant downside risks in Lebanon despite an expected slight improvement in growth in 2019.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 12:03am -
  • Investor talks returning to Egypt
    Investing in the Middle East has never been for the faint-hearted. Marshall Stocker should know. Drawn by Egypt’s economic promise
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:07am -
  • Dubai Expo 2020 to give $33B boost to UAE economy
    Dubai’s Expo 2020 global trade fair is expected to give the United Arab Emirates an economic boost of over $33 billion, consultants Ernst and Young said in a study released Monday.
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:06am -
  • U.K. is hottest investment destination: survey
    Brexit may be causing all sorts of uncertainty in Britain but it doesn’t seem to be putting off foreign investors. In a survey on corporate deal-making published Monday, consulting and accounting firm EY says Britain is the top investment destinati…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:05am -
  • Europe aims to remold internet with new copyright rules
    The European Union has approved a copyright rule that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:05am -
  • Goldman profits fall 21 pct from year ago, hurt by trading
    Goldman Sachs said its first-quarter earnings fell by 21 percent from a year earlier, hurt by a slowdown in trading. The investment bank earned a profit of $2.25 billion, or $5.71 a share, down from a profit of $2.83 billion, or $6.95 a share, in the…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:05am -
  • Parties, trade unions reject cutting civil servants’ salaries
    Infuriated political parties and trade unions have called on authorities to look for other means of reducing the budget deficit after Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil’s proposal
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 12:03am -
  • Lebanon to issue $2 billion in Eurobonds
    Lebanon’s Finance Ministry is expected to issue round $2 billion in Eurobonds in May or June, a ministry advisor has told Bloomberg.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 12:49pm -
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